Friday, March 26, 2021

Worthy Pastimes: Hobbies Poetry

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Hobbies is the theme Diane chose, 
I must admit, it's true, 
not sure what I will have to say,  
'cause hobbies? I've got very few.
But I'll try to amuse you,
as I so often do.
And if by chance I don't succeed,
next month, I'll try anew.

Worthy Pastimes

"You need to have a hobby,"
he came to me to say.
"Covid's got you in the house,
what will you do all day?"

"Well, I do the laundry,
whenever a pile is there."
"Are you really claiming fun
is cleaning underwear?"

"Each night I cook our dinner,
try out recipes that are new."
"Any hobbies that are NOT a chore,
things you wouldn't normally do?"
Stuffed Chicken Breasts, thin chicken breasts are stuffed with a cracker stuffing and baked in a tangy sauce. Ten minutes prep time and one hour in the oven. | Recipe developed by | #dinner #chicken
Stuffed Chicken Breasts
Stuffed Chicken Breasts, thin chicken breasts are stuffed with a cracker stuffing and baked in a tangy sauce. Ten minutes prep time and one hour in the oven. | Recipe developed by | #dinner #chicken

"One pastime is sudoku,
put numbers in the right square."
"There you go, a hobby,
we're finally getting there."

"I love to read, always have
who-done-its I adore."
"Reading's such a fun escape,
great hobby, any more?"
"I recently took up hunting,
big game, if you recall." 
"That ended, though," he's right to say,
"you got the big prize, after all."
"Minding others' business,
takes up lots of my time."
"Micromanaging our kids," he said
"not a hobby, that's a crime."
"Now hold on just a minute,"
I said to him, really stressed.
"You best not dare to take away,
the one hobby I do best."

Before you go, more Hobbies poetry:
Diane of On the Border shares Hobbying Along

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Stuffed Chicken Breasts

1 chicken bouillon cube or 1 tsp chicken bouillon granules
1 sleeve Ritz crackers (about 35 crackers)
2 oz mushrooms, sliced
1 green onion, chopped
1/2 cup Wish Bone Russian salad dressing
1/4 cup orange marmalade
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
2# thin sliced boneless skinless chicken breasts
salt, pepper, garlic powder
*Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8 X 11 baking dish.
*Dissolve the chicken bouillon in boiling water. Set aside.
*Crush the crackers into a bowl. Add the sliced mushrooms and all but about 1 tsp of the green onion. Set aside.
*Whisk together the Russian dressing, orange marmalade, and Worcestershire sauce. Set aside.
*A little at a time, add the dissolved chicken bouillon to the cracker mixture until it comes together and the cracker crumbs absorb the broth, you don't want it too wet. You can adjust by adding water if it's too dry.
*Sprinkle the sliced chicken, both sides, with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Place about 2 - 3 TBSP (depending on the size of the breast) of the cracker stuffing into the center of each. Roll, pin together with a toothpick, and place each stuffed breast into the prepared baking pan. Spread any leftover stuffing into the center of the pan.
*Drizzle the sauce over the top and sprinkle with the remaining green onion.
*Cover with tin foil and bake for 1 hour. Remove the toothpicks for serving.


  1. Hahahaha! That's the one I aspire to as well! I mean, they NEED micromanaging. Right?

    1. Well, so does that make it more of a chore than a hobby? Maybe both.

  2. We have a lot of similar hobbies ;)

    1. I hope that refers to some of the fun ones, not just the chore ones.

  3. I'm happy for some of your hobbies. Otherwise, I'd have nothing to pin. Alana

  4. It's always good to have some fun things to do.

  5. Replies
    1. Especially when you're stuck at home for 12 months and counting.

  6. Heeheehee! Excellent, and you are right, if you can't be all up in your children's business, what are you supposed to do.

    1. Exactly. Especially when you're in isolation for so long.

  7. I heard soduku is real fun. I've been thinking of doing open mic a few times on ZOOM. I'd put all my poetry out there.


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